I became seriously interested in chess quite late, being already 19 years old. Studied it a lot, read many books, played in a few tournaments and finally reached 1st category ( back in Russia ). Then left it for many years, not playing at all, then played occasionally with computer. Since 2007 started to play OTB. I progressed pretty fast from C class to B, then after some time to “A”.
My next goal is crossing 2000 barrier.